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Ganesh idol immersion processions from today

Traffic restrictions in Hubballi

In view of the 11-day festivities pertaining to Ganesh festival concluding with immersion processions here on Thursday, the Hubballi Dharwad Police Commissioner has imposed restrictions on the movement of vehicles and people on certain road stretches in Hubblali.

In a release, Police Commissioner R. Dileep has said that the restrictions would be in place from Thursday 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday as the processions will be held till day-break. During this period, there will be a complete ban on the entry of long chassis trucks and containers, and other vehicles would be diverted through alternative roads.

Accordingly, vehicles entering Hubballi city from Gabbur Cross and Karwar Road will be diverted to Tarihal Interchange. They will have to enter the city via Gokul Road. KSRTC buses will not be allowed to go to the old KSRTC bus station.

Vehicles from Dharwad and other places going towards Gadag will have to take the Hosur Circle, Bhagat Singh Circle, IB Road, Desai Circle and Gadag Road Underpass. Similarly, vehicles from Vijayapura, Bagalkot and Navalgund will have to enter Hubballi city via Keshwapur Circle and Desai Circle to reach Hosur Circle from where they will again have to take diversions.

For the convenience of the public, temporary bus stations will be set up near RPF Police Station on Gadag Road for Gadag buses and at Keshwapur Circle for Navalgund buses from Thursday 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday.

This apart, there will be restrictions on vehicular movement on various road stretches in the central business district, including Dajibanpet, Maratha Galli, Broadway, Kittur Chennamma Circle and adjoining roads, as the processions will pass through these roads. Thousands of people gather to witness the Ganesh immersion processions that begin in the evening on Thursday.

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